March has become a pivotal month on my professional journey. The last time I blogged was March 2012. On March 22, 2011 I said good-by to a career I loved doing something I truly believed I would do for the rest of my life. Almost two years later to the day, March 10-17, 2013, I spent in Orlando, Florida officially beginning my new career as a profession coach for individuals and organizations. Who knew? Well, God knew and that is what’s important.
For the past two years Isaiah 42.27-31 from The Message has sustained me:
Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
As I waited…and waited… and waited…to hear from God
Finally, as 2012 departed and 2013 arrived Kevin and I were in complete agreement that pursuing a career as a professional coach was indeed God’s direction for me. So we took a leap of faith and signed me up for the Coach University Core Essentials Fast Track Program in Orlando, paid the tuition, booked the non-refundable flight and reserved a hotel room. Click here for more information about Coach U
It was an intense week of learning and training with 16 talented, high-caliber professionals and two of the best Professional Coach Trainers in the world; both were trained and mentored by Thomas Leonard, the founder and innovator of the coaching profession and are Master Coaches themselves. Each day brought a renewed sense of gratitude and awe that God would see fit to open this door as well as intimidation at being in the same room with a rocket scientist, college professor, global HR directors, executives and other professionals. By day three I knew I had found my new tribe. Still humbled but this is my new tribe.
On Saturday as we concluded our 65+ hours of course work I began to fret. What if this isn’t what God meant? What if we spent all this money and I can’t do this? What if I fail? What if…what it…what if…
God is so good. He hears our “what ifs” and He responds with love and assurance. This was literally written in the sky the afternoon we were leaving.
I believe this season of waiting is over and it is time to trust God and soar with Him!